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How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

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How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

I found this web site, which uses my ip address to find my location with fantastic accuracy
As can be clearly seen, my PC sits in someones back garden, just under a hedge, in Belper, Derbyshire.
Weirdly enough, I was actually born only 10 miles North of this garden, long before the invention of the internet.
Even more strangely, I'm forced to live far to the south, in London.

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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

I'm 5 miles north of Skipton on the Moors and would you believe it......I've forgotten my tent Roll_eyes

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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

hows the wirless wan working out there  Wink  Smiley
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

Quote from: Strat
I'm 5 miles north of Skipton on the Moors and would you believe it......I've forgotten my tent Roll_eyes

Swap, I'm in Loughborough Sad
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

Lattimore Road St Albans  Embarrassed
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

Still nice than loughborough Wink
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

What's wrong with Loughborough ? - been through it on the river Soar many times and moored there and rather liked the place.
It's where they make large bells IIRC
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

Apparently I'm in Stevenage - only about 600 miles out.  Roll_eyes
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

Didn't we do all this once before?
(I'm between Westminster Bridge and the Florence Nightingale Museum, 250 miles out)
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

We did but that was with a different site and posted me somewhere north of derby Smiley
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

Apparently I'm near a railway line in Birmingham.
/The internet told a lie...
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

I'm out on the moors with Strat.  But if I zoom right in on the map I see the name of the place is 'Great Britain'.
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

im apparently on Psalter Lane, - oh i wish i was still at Uni - i could actually go to Psalter lane legally.
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

I'm in the middle of some woods near Godalming.
At least it's in the right country (wrong county).  Lips_are_sealed
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Re: How to find the location of an IP address with fantastic accuracy

I am near the Florence Nightingale Museum in London - near Santiago apparently!  Hundreds of miles from where I actually am.  What a usefool little website that is.